99. Make the Most of Your Time with Laura Vanderkam

Time is arguably our most valuable resource, and yet we often don’t manage, allocate, or savor it effectively. In this episode, Debbie talks with Laura Vanderkam, author of several books on time management and productivity, about strategies to make time feel more abundant, memorable, and enjoyable.

Listen and Learn:

  • Tips for savoring and stretching out pleasure in the passage of time
  • How to best optimize time by prioritizing your core competencies
  • Why effortful fun trumps effortless fun
  • The benefits of keeping a time log for a week

About Laura Vanderkam:

Laura Vanderkam is the author of time management and productivity books, including Juliet’s School of PossibilitiesOff the Clock, I Know How She Does It, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, and 168 Hours. Her work has appeared in publications including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and Fortune. She is the host of the podcast Before Breakfast and the co-host, with Sarah Hart-Unger, of the podcast Best of Both Worlds. She lives outside Philadelphia with her husband and four children, and blogs at


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Episode 99